Bassac
Bassac
  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Vietnam
  • Mekong cruise
Bassac
The Bassac take you into the greener areas of the Mekong Delta, overnight on the river and into the middle of the life about the river. They are entirely built of wood in the Mekong delta and according to the local marine traditions, and adapted for discovery cruises, open to outside and offering an immediate contact with the green surrounding of the ship. All three Bassac are built of wood according to the tradition of the rice barges of the Mekong delta, with amendments where safety standards require. Bassac I, which actually is a rice barge, is bought and overhauled into the cozy cabin cruiser it is today, and although Bassac II and III are entirely new hull designs, more adapted to their present purpose, they were built with the same craftsmanship and according to the same tradition.
STEPS IN YOUR JOURNEY
Cai Be - Can Tho
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DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM
DEVELOP EVERY DAYS
  • Day 1
    Cai Be – Tra On
    Boarding at Cai Be at noon. Welcome drink, Introduction to the ship and crew, check into the cabins.
    Departure towards Cho Lach on the Tien Giang River.

    Lunch while en route. Rest on the deck.

    The Bassac slips into the Chợ Lách canal, in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the river traffic, between markets and churches, a unique opportunity for a glimpse of the very varied life on the banks as well as on the water.
    Visit of a village on the banks of river Mang Thit, an opportunity to appreciate the way of life and hospitality of the local inhabitants. Visit of the orchard or rice fields nearby.

    Boarding back, complimentary drink as a welcome back on board. Rest on the deck enjoying the sunset. The crew will serve dinner while the Bassac is cruising Mang Thit River.
    The Bassac sets anchor just downstream from Tra On for the night
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  • Day 2
    Tra On – Can Tho – Mang Thit
    The boat departs at 06:00, as the ship passes by Tra On, where you may see a small floating market. The ship then departs towards Can Tho. The breakfast is available at 7:00.
    Arrival near Cai Rang floating market, transfer onto a local boat to visit the floating market, then a noodle factory and return to the Ninh Kieu pier by mid-morning.
    Boarding at Can Tho at Ninh Kieu pier. Welcome drink, departure downstream of the Hau River. Lunch on board while en route.

    Turning into Nicolai canal, towards the Mang Thit and Co Chien Rivers. Rest on the upper deck in a scenery of rice fields, sugar cane, woods on the near banks.
    By mid-afternoon, the Bassac casts anchor for a visit on shore: past the first tree line, quiet discovery of the peaceful life in the delta's countryside, of rice fields, fruit trees and the welcoming inhabitants.

    Boarding back, complimentary drink as a welcome back on board. Rest on the deck or around the bar enjoying the sunset.
    The crew serves dinner while the Bassac is cruising Mang Thit River towards her anchorage point for the night.
    The Bassac sets anchor for the night on river Mang Thit
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  • Day 3
    Mang Thit – Cai Be
    06:00 Departure towards Cai Be. The passengers take their breakfast at 7:00 while enjoying the scenery on the banks.

    The Bassac crosses Co Chien River then branches into Cho Lach canal for 30 minutes through the traffic of sand and rice barges, in a scenery of fruit drying facilities and wooden ship building yards.

    Arrival near Cai Be, check-out and transfer to a rowing boat for a quiet visit through a small canal if the tide allows.Rendez-vous with a local boat, which will take you to shore for a visit of Cai Be's handicraft.

    End of services by mid-morning on shore at Cái Bè.

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TRAVEL PRICE (Prix par personne en EUR)
Estimated price
(According to the season)
  • The price of this journey is estimated from 406 € /pers
  • Talking about fixed prices when discussing a tailor-made trip makes little sense. Indeed, it varies depending on many factors (quality of services, period, reservation response time and many more).
The only exact price will be the one of your personalized quote.
These prices include
  • Transportation on board;
  • Accommodation of each passenger in a twin-share cabin, double- or twin-bedded;
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Vietnamese coffee, tea; mineral water;
  • Two visits on shore or on a small skiff;
  • Access to all services on board;
  • Access to and from the board on a longboat;

These prices do not include
  • Road
  • Speedboat transfer
  • Except if specifically mentioned in the booking confirmation
  • Bar services
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Gratuities
  • Vietnam Visa
  • Others not mentioned

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